Sorchia’s Universe–The Blog

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Friday Fictioneers–Residuals

Friday Fictioneer contribution for April the twoth. Rochelle, at, posts the picture prompt on Wednesdays. The challenge is to write a 100-word story from it. Theatrical superstitions and legends abound. I chose Macbeth, of course, and hope this homage doesn’t seem cheeky to Shakespearean experts—of whose number I am not one. If you enjoy my Friday Fictioneer entries, take a minute to look at my A-Z Blogs. Residuals The lights come up. My cue. My gauzy gown about me […]

B is for Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo

Extended Clip: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo | Disney Video. In my quest for the perfect, all-powerful magic word, I turned to that font of demonic words and symbology, Disney.  In the animated Cinderella (1950) I struck pay dirt with the song “Bibbetty Bobbety Boo.” The song is sung by the fairy godmother so how could it be bad? Well, let me tell you. Strangely, the phrase has a history prior to Disney’s Cinderella. Ivan Turgenev was a Russion writer of short stories, novels, […]

About my A-Z Blog and Abracadabra

Steve miller Band – Abracadabra – YouTube. As a freckle-faced, barefoot youngling, I searched high and low for a magic word to free me from my mundane existence—to transport me worlds away from my rocky farm in southern Missouri.  I stood on a little hill near my house at dusk, arms extended.  I spoke, I whispered, I shouted at the moon–word after word with the fervent faith of a ten year old.  My parents must have been concerned. Later, as […]

A cat watches a full moon--very noir.

A Two-Fer–New Magic and Second Wind

Friday Fictioneers offering for March 26.  Join the fun at I was inspired by the extra day Rochelle allowed us for this weeks Friday Fictioneers and did two–each one exactly 100 words. New Magic Pyewacket sat beside the ancient oak. He flicked his silver wings three times and kicked a dried piece of rabbit dung with the toe of his spiderweb boot. Afternoon dwindled to dusk. At last, Peaseblossom settled beside him with a tinkling laugh. “You’re late,” he […]

A-Z Blog Theme Reveal

Magic–words, phrases, objects, and some things that may just be magical to me–all in alphabetical order!  That’s the theme for my A-Z blog this year. And, of course, shameless plugs for my paranormal romance novel Just Like Gravity, due out March/April. Cover by Oghma Creative Media Got a suggestion for a blog topic in the theme of magic?  Leave me a note. Powered by Linky Tools Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

The Last One?

Friday Fictioneers offering for March 19. You can play, too, at   The building was empty, abandoned. “This must be the last one in the city we haven’t done.” She unbuttoned his coat. “You’re joking!” He knew she wasn’t. “You always say that, but you enjoy yourself despite all. Remember the apartment building downtown?” She pulled him into the elevator by his coat lapel. “Very slow. Lots of bumps.” He smiled at the memory. “And city hall?” “Distracting music, […]